Fluxus is an international, avant garde network of artists and composers founded in the1960s and still existing today. Fluxus emphasized the artistic process over the finished product. Fluxus founder Maciunas said that the purpose of Fluxus was to promote living art, or “anti-art”. The artists was playing with different mediums and practises, radicality pushing situations, rituals, and the body in action. This was the center, the birth-place of performance art.
Fritjof Capra, Community and Ecology 2009,
Fridjof Capra is a physicist, systems theorist and ecologist.
“Systems thinking is a holistic approach to analysis that focuses on the ways that constituent parts of a system interrelate, and how systems work over time and within the context of larger systems.” -Margret Rouse
Capra writes about ecology. This is the science of relationships within nature.
He researches shifts and changes from different perspectives in nature.
“Flexibility manifests itself in the network structure. Networks in ecosystems are not rigid; they fluctuate. Whenever you have feedback loops, if there is a deviation, the system brings itself back into balance. And since these disturbances happen all the time, because things in the environment change all the time, the net-effect is a continual fluctuation. Everything in an ecosystem fluctuates: population densities, supplies of nutrients, quantities of rainfall, and so on. We also observe in our body our temperature, our hormonal balance, our skin humidity, our brain waves, our breathing patterns all fluctuates”.
-Fritjof Capra- From the article Community and Ecology 2009- Page 8
Laurie Anderson is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects.
Pina Baush choreographer
Pan Daijing is a Chinese musician and artist currently based in Berlin.
Dean Wilcox What has chaos theory got to do with art? Article- 1996
Dean Wilcox is a teacher at North Carolina School of art. He has written books on topics like drone music and mysticism, and art and Chaos theory.
His text on Art and Chaos theory made me fully accept the chaotic, creative essence in my work. because chaos theory focuses on the elements that don't quite fit within a system in a logical way. Chaos theory focuses on the interrelationship of the contrasting elements in what we call chaos. The “don't fit” is very inspiring to me.
Chaos theory states that within randomness of chaotic complex systems, there are underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization. This behavior is known as deterministic chaos or chaos.
The butterfly effect
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the popular name given to the highly sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small initial change can result in large differences in a later state … A very small change in initial conditions will create a significantly different outcome.
Bonnie Bainbridge Choen, Sensing Feeling Action. 1993
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen is a movement artist, researcher, educator and therapist.
She is the developer of the Body-Mind Centering approach to movement and consciousness. An innovator and leader, her work has influenced the fields of bodywork, movement, dance, yoga, body psychotherapy, childhood education and many other body-mind disciplines.
Pauline Oliveros Deep Listening 2005
This book explores the difference between hearing and listening. The practice of bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to daily life, nature, your own thoughts, imagination and dreams. Her work aims at heightening awareness of our sonic environment, external and internal, and promotes experimentation and improvisation.
Phillip J Walsh Sound of Silence: Merleau‐Ponty on Conscious Thought - Article 2016.
In this article we are confronted with questions such as; “What is the nature of this ‘inner life’ of thought? Do we always think in language, or can we think non-linguistically? If we can think non-linguistically, is this a form of conscious thought? If we sometimes think consciously prior to or independently of any perceptible, linguistic expression, what kind of conscious experience is this?” All this was good food for thought, feeding my thinking for this Masters.
is an artist that has created multi-disciplinary works that combine music, theatre, and dance. Meredith Monk is known for her vocal innovations, including a wide range of different techniques. I was inspired by all the directions her work took, while still maintaining a certain direction.
Glitch, Legacy Russell
The literary debut from writer and curator Legacy Russell glitches defaults and blurs the boundary between the digital and physical, triumphantly positing alternative frameworks for the future.
MIA is an activist, artist, singer, designer, composer, painter, rapper, songwriter, director, and producer. I identify myself with MIA. In our work we are blending expressions and perspectives. MIA, for me, is giving space to a voice of the inbetween.MIA belongs in between two countries. England and Sri-Lanka. I like MIA because she mixes and shifts between different music genres and cultures. Her music comes together in an interesting and unconventional way, forming an innovative sound that is familiar but does not fall within one specific culture or genre.This is what I aspire to do, to create something that is recognizable yet falls outside any genre. What I like with music is that the words and voice of culture transcends through. It allows feelings to arise without explaining what it is or what it means. MIA makes music be a voice for everybody, belonging everywhere.
is a musician, songwriter, producer, author and teacher who speaks about music as a language. He stresses the importance of feeling safe, feeling joy, and being free in order to learn. He talks a lot of how talking with others is an important factor when learning a new language. In the same way, playing with others is just as important when learning music. Music is a language. A language of emotions. To see music in this way will help you get a deeper musical understanding, allowing you to learn any instrument.
Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik is a Korean American artist. He worked with a variety of media and is the founder of video art. Nam June Paik is motivating my way of thinking with his approach in the exhibition “Explosion of Music Electronic Television” at the Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal 1963. Joseph Beys came into this show, smashed June Paiks piano and left. Instead of being angry about this Nam June Paik chose to react in another way, and made this former act of vandalism into a contribution to his artwork.
Yoko Ono is an artist who works with multiple disciplines and mediums. She was involved with the Fluxus movement in the 1960s. I am inspired by her Cut Piece (1964) where she gave the power to the audience. In her Cut Piece, Yoko Ono, sat alone on a stage, dressed in a suit, with a pair of scissors in front of her. The audience had been instructed that they could take turns and use the scissors to cut off a small piece of her clothing, which was theirs to keep.
Marshall McLuhan Understanding Media (1964)
Marshall McLuhan is an english professor from Canada. He contributed a greatly to media theory. His book “The medium is the message” stands as a classic in the field.
I am fascinated by his thoughts on technology. I am interested in how, and to what degree technology as a man made medium has the power to shape our world. This feedback loop becomes evident in his quote: “We shape our tools, then our tools shape us.“
Marina Abramovic, The Abramovic Method
The Abramovic Method is an exploration of being present in both time and space. It incorporates exercises that focus on breath, motion, stillness, and concentrat
"The Sensation is the Image"
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Can you experience yourself without pictures, without a self-image ?
from Mooji, proffesor from Brixton,London
I am still turning my head around this one love it
ALSO IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT =), MADE THIS MARCH 2020
I MADE THE CLIPP BEHIND THE CLIPP BEHIND, AND THE SOUND FROM THE SMALL CLIPP IS ME, WHISTELING, SINGING HUMMING AND PLAYING WITH SOUND
( diary from april 2019 )
Looking at the screen.
There it is
Smiling.Yellow. Green. Red. Lively. Playful.
with a dash of glitter
tattoo art. Nature.Tribe.
It all goes
I want to
re-code re program
Eyes, faces, skin, personalities. People, the clothes,
rappers. hip hop.
Tasting the food here,
by sentrum scene i Torggata
in the mirror.
Different rhythms. On top of each other.
Pagpapakain. aking espiritu. doon.
This was sent to me because they thought it described my work